In a move to help the remediation design process at the  San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site, the Texas Health and Environment Alliance is making the call to include local stakeholders to have a say. 

Jacquelyn Medcalf, THEA executive director, said three years after the Environmental Protection Agency signed the record of decision for the Superfunds site’s full cleanup, the design phase has begun. Even though the EPA made additional information requests after THEA found concerning items in the waste pits cleanup 30% design report, Medcalf said there is still a need for the responsible parties - International Paper, McGuiness Industrial Maintenance Corp (which is a subsidiary of Waste Management) – to allow local governmental entities such as the Port of Houston Authority and Harris County to have a seat at the table. 

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